Vendor lock-in is a concept overly often associated with the IT industry, and in recent years, especially with cloud computing, although it is not inextricably linked with them. Economists considered it in a broader context long before the world first heard of AWS or Azure. From a customer and user perspective, it has tended to be viewed negatively, often creating reluctance and fear of using a particular service or product.At first glance, the problem is not trivial in the public cloud area. Even the main beneficiaries of the phenomenon, i.e. the largest cloud providers, have decided to raise the issue on their official websites, so clearly something must be...And whether it actually is, we will check in this article. We'll look at the risks of vendor lock-in for organizations planning cloud adoption. We'll also consider whether using multiple vendors (multi-cloud ) simultaneously can be a good recipe for improvement. In addition, we will take a look at the hybrid cloud.